Tip 5 – Transitions

Stunning slide decks move seamlessly between slides.

Moving from one slide to the next is another place where many presenters do something because they can, not because they should. Movement of any kind will always be distracting to your audiences.

There are moments when you wish to distract an audience and movement may be appropriate. However, adding fancy transition between slides will disrupt your message and interrupt the smooth flow of your message for the audience.

Studies on human attention spans show that an audience can focus on a single topic for about seven minutes. Presenters must change their topic and delivery style regularly. A moving transition effect between individual slides is too often and will distract. Transitions between sections serve notice to the audience that a change has happened, and that can be achieved with elegant design and stunning slides, rather than distraction by movement.

Stunning slides transition cleanly, purposefully, and with designed disruption.

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